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Sunday, August 9, 2020

‘Live Every Day as if It Were Your Last’

What my mom taught me holds true SUSIE LLOYD When I was a kid, Anointing of the Sick was called Extreme Unction. I pronounced it “Ex-tree...

Outreach to the Unaffiliated (25-min. film)

This film, "Outreach to the Unaffiliated," is highly recommended. It was produced by the USCCB's Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, and features an array...

Having a Plan to Encounter JESUS

Creating the right conditions JOHN P. LOZANO While there are a multitude of ways to encounter Jesus, it is important to have a focus, a plan, or...

Creating and Leading a Family Liturgy

As we continue to adjust to life under stay-at-home orders and limited access to celebrations of the sacraments, we as parents have an opportunity...

“A Mother’s Communion”: A lovely song about motherhood, by Danielle Rose

Catholic recording artist, Danielle Rose, with a lovely tribute to motherhood. Find the lyrics and more, below. Lyrics from DanielleRose.com : On the Eucharistic & sacrificial...

When You Dislike Family Prayer Time

COLLEEN R. VERMEULEN To be completely honest, I often don’t enjoy praying with my children. There. I said it. Now, this might sound ridiculous. I mean,...

Go To Joseph

Devotion to St. Joseph in Times of Crisis JAMES BLANKENSHIP When all the land of Egypt became hungry and the people cried to Pharaoh for food,...

6 Family Board Games to Play Under Quarantine (that aren’t Monopoly or Candyland)

JONATHAN F. SULLIVAN Board games have seen a renaissance in the last 20 years. Fueled by games from other countries, where board gaming is a...

Free Miracle Bread

Do we accept that God can do anything? SUSIE LLOYD Jesus once fed 5,000 men with just five loaves of bread. That got their attention. The...

Ten Family Ways for Quarantine Days

PATRICIA M. MCCORMACK, IHM, EDD Quarantine and stay-at-home days have made it possible for some of us, who are not battling illness, to devote time...